Knock-off

I went to a sporting goods store the other day and saw the cutest Nike top. It was a tank with the Nike logo with flower all around it (with coordinating shorts too) and I wanted it so badly. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in my size so I went home empty handed.

After thinking about it for awhile, I decided that I would do my own version using a purchased top, my Cricut (I used an SVG logo that I found on the internet – it’s free if you search around), and printed vinyl (Cricut brand’s strong iron on in a floral print). Overall I’m happy with the end results, but the Cricut floral vinyl that I had purchased isn’t a thick as other iron ons so the white background isn’t as bright as it is on the roll (the black sort of bleeds through). I think if I do this again, I may try a different brand of printed heat transfer vinyls.

On a completely unrelated note, I thought I would share with you my fun and crazy purchase… a “painted” portrait of my dog. I saw an ad for Crown and Paw (darn those targeted Facebook ads have me pegged), and really couldn’t resist buying one. The results are pretty fantastic. I currently have this up in my basement – I’m sure anyone passing by will wind up doing a double take… it’s completely unexpected!